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Andy Briggs with some wild jungle animals!

Last week author Andy Briggs  swung by Solstice Arts Centre in Navan to tell us all about his latest book Tarzan:The Greystoke legacy. 

He brought the audience of 300 kids on a jungle safari, complete with jungle sounds and animal roars.  The highlight of the morning for most kids was the jungle survival quiz (which most of them spectacularly failed)! 




See if you get this one right:

You’re trekking through the jungle-when you suddenly fall into quicksand! What will you do?

(a) Swim

(b) Lie back and relax

(c) Try to jump out

Jungle Survival Quiz

Answer in the photo

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Andy Briggs brings Tarzan alive for a new generation!

With the blessing of the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, comes a Tarzan for the 21st century. Andy Briggs, the author of Villain.net talks warring guerrillas, poaching, illegal logging and the environment, before putting your survival knowledge to the test.

As well as being an author for children and young adults, Andy is a screenwriter – working on numerous movies and TV shows both in the US and around the world.  He has also moved to the other side of the table and is tackling the new role as a producer with several movies in development.

Andy is visiting Solstice Arts Centre  tomorrow morning as part of Children’s Book Festival 2011 to talk about his work and celebrate his new version of the classic story of Tarzan.

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Children's Book Festival 2011 Poster

Children's Book Festival 2011 Poster

The Children’s Book Festival kicks off next month across the library network with 89 events to cater for all interests and age groups. – We’re looking forward to the penalty shoot-outs with soccer fanatic Tom Palmer, and Tarzan will be swinging from the rafters in Solstice promoting the revamped series by Andy Briggs.

We have plenty of home-grown talent too with return appearances from the much-loved Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb and Oisin McGann.

New to the festival programme are first-time children’s authors Nicola Pierce, Chris Judge and Debbie Thomas.

For the comic books fans we have some interesting comic book workshops running in a number of our libraries.

Finally we have storytellers, drama workshops, poetry writing and Canadian dance and music to wrap it all up. Enjoy!

All events are FREE.

Bookings via your local library.

Bookings are for schools only.

Children’s Book Festival Events in Meath Libraries 2011

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